Sphera’s experts average 20+ years of experience helping asset-intensive organizations optimize their management systems. Our consultants help organizations achieve operational excellence through innovation, information and insights.
Sphera provides unparalleled expertise. Only Sphera can deliver comprehensive business, domain and technology know-how as well as leading-edge enterprise software and rich information content – all from a single world-class provider.
Using a proven assessment methodology coupled with a consultative approach that aligns with your culture, we identify areas of potential improvement within your business process and management system. This includes an in depth review of the business process with a comparison to industry best practices, evaluation of the underpinning technology and the infrastructure, the current metrics enablement, and the organization’s capability to perform the process.
Our annual benchmarking report assesses how participants anonymously compare in the areas of risk indentification process execution performance. This study continues to expand each year with more data and insights to help our customers obtain greater value from our solutions.
Throughout the lifecycle of software, we perform checks to make sure that the right IT infrastructure is in place and the optimal business process is configured using the latest software functionality and offer recommendations for improvement. These assessments have been shown to drive user adoption and can be performed throughout the implementation or sustainment stages.
Our expert engineers faciliate risk assessments based on proven methodologies for HAZOP, PHA Revalidation, What-If, LOPA, SIL, FMEA, JSA, SVA, FMECA and more.
Learn how to faciliate risk assessments using our proven methodology and tools.
“We needed to find a way to create a disciplined methodology for our staff worldwide, so they could use a unified, standardized, and harmonized process for their daily work and ensure that action items were easier to track. An important element was the great team that headed the project.”
Our extensive team of over 50 product compliance experts, many with over 20 years of experience, are key in enabling Sphera to effectively deliver our managed regulatory content, software, and managed services.
Todd Lunsford is a Director of Process Improvement for Sphera, specializing in Operational Risk Management. He serves as an Operational Excellence project advisor to Sphera customers, enabling them to make critical decisions using the insights gained from their business process data using Sphera systems.
Todd leads business process and usage assessments to advance operational excellence maturity, drawing upon years of experience leading global deployments of operational risk solutions. Todd has led multiple implementations of enterprise global EHS systems for integrated Oil & Gas and Chemicals companies over his career.
Craig Sivils is a Senior Data Scientist at Sphera, his expert advice has been widely leveraged by the organization including the development team, product management team, and customer implementation team. Over the last 7 years, Craig has specialized in performance tuning and Operational Excellence analytics. Craig’s strong technical background allows him to quickly acquire data sets from some of the most complicated software configurations and his deep safety and risk domain knowledge allows him to interpret data, create hypothesis, and test those hypothesis, turning his work into actionable information that the HSE practitioner can use to improve performance.
This type of knowledge has been gained through 30 years of building, implementing, accessing and tuning mature database applications for some of the largest asset intensive industries in the world. Craig has previously done reporting and performance tuning for the State of Texas, NASA and Compaq computers.
Carrie Young is the Vice President of Consulting Services at Sphera. She has been helping companies with business process transformation and insights for over 20 years. Her unique combination of experience gives her a 360° view into the challenges our customers face every day. Carrie started her career as a process engineer in the chemical manufacturing industry and was trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt.
In a job focused on increasing performance using statistical analysis, she learned about the real data challenges that exist with antiquated measurement systems and the lack of mature database technology. This pushed her into helping companies build strong data management solutions that could be mined for information. Implementing successful solutions required a rigorous understanding of what it takes to set a clear vision for the team, institute organizational change, and run a project management team. Coming full circle, Carrie is now leading a group of experts with a focus on analytics, using math to solve business problems.
John Crosman, Lead Process Safety Consultant has led a team of process safety consultants at Sphera for close to a decade and is a Senior Member of the AIChE. An accomplished facilitator, John has led PHA teams to complete many large-scale risk assessments covering hundreds of P&IDs across many key industries across the world.
He has provided training and support for Sphera’s PHA-pro across the globe, and has successfully helped to build templates for such diverse PSM assessments as HAZOPs, What Ifs, LOPA, alarm rationalization, hierarchy of controls analysis, and many more. John’s experience also covers the broader risk management framework, with understanding of such important activities as incident management, management of change, and tracking of risk assessment actions.